bq. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
that i am weak and in need of God in my life — i noted that i struggle for righteousness because i am trying so hard to be someone for everyone else. not for God. i am seeking to increase my own reward and standing and that in the eyes of men — i am trying for a works-based gospel and a false gospel — in this sense, i am twice wrong.
bq. 3: our discussion never reached this point.
bq. 4: i would cover myself more in prayer and be ready to discuss the gospel with others
i am committed to doing what i can to make my heart ready to share the gospel.
that if my life depends on worship — i have to be willing to share Christ. that i am unable to please God without seeking Him first in my life.
fear and failure of rejection were huge because i hate that uncomfortable region that we enter into
there was a fear that i would fail
i didn’t fully complete the assignment
i did see evidence of the spirit in that i am very convicted going forward.
bq. what is the impact of this teaching assignment on *you*?
I have lost my heart for discipleship and for evangelism. I need to change this.
bq. Think of a relationship in your family where someone needs to hear the truth about you and the gospel; that you are a needy sinner. How might you apply what you are learning to this relationship?
My father needs to hear the truth — to understand the truth of Christ and His love. Without God’s truth, there is no hope, and I feel that my father lacks hope and I feel that he has given up on life. This saddens me and I don’t understand how I might be able to help in this situation. It is so complicated with Chrissy in the mix, she really has been hurt by my parents. I will continue to pray that the situation can be changed.
bq. a situation in my life that has been under attack by the enemy and his lies.
that i have a ‘legacy faith’ == my past events make me no more righteous
that i can afford to compromise my integrity == i can not compromise my integrity
bq. write down what the enemy has done in his or her life.
the enemy has told my father that he does not need to live for the gospel and he is living without purpose.